Reply To: Rent charged on demolished property

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John Smith
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Surely Reg 7(4) deals specifically with being decanted for the reason of "essential repairs" to the original property? Once the original property has been demolished, it no longer exists and cannot, therefore, be repaired. Obviously, the tenant can claim HB at the property in which s/he is currently living, but there is surely a technical hitch if the landlord is purporting still to charge rent at the original dwelling which no longer exists. How can a landlord justify charging rent for a property that is no more, that has ceased to be … ?